Alliance Chieftain
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Cost19,382,250 CR
Insurance969,112 CR
Top Speed235 m/s
Boost Speed338 m/s
Shields162 MJ
Hull Mass400 t
Cargo Capacity40 t
Fuel Capacity16 t
Unladen Jump Range9.59 ly
Landing Pad SizeMedium
Hardpoints4x Utility Mounts
3x Small Hardpoints
1x Medium Hardpoint
2x Large Hardpoints
Internals2x Size 2 Compartments
1x Size 4 Compartment
1x Size 5 Compartment
1x Size 6 Compartment
3x Size 4 Military Compartments
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range26.43 ly
Top Speed267 m/s
Top Boost383 m/s
Cargo Capacity120 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor13

The Alliance Chieftain has been designed not only to dish out punishment, but to avoid it. Manufactured by Lakon Spaceways, the Chieftain is more manoeuvrable than ships of similar size and weight, and its combat profile means it can more than hold its own in a fight. The ship also boasts three internal military compartments, allowing the pilot to equip a shield cell bank, hull reinforcements and module reinforcements.

— In-Game Description

The Alliance Chieftain is a medium-sized combat ship manufactured by Lakon Spaceways through a partnership with the Alliance. The Chieftain is more maneuverable than ships of similar size and weight, allowing it to hit targets hard while avoiding counterattacks.[1][2] This was designed specifically to give the Chieftain an advantage against notoriously agile Thargoid vessels, such as the Thargoid Interceptor.[3]


The Alliance Chieftain is intended to occupy a combat-oriented niche between the Python and the Federal Assault Ship. Its agility allows it to hit targets hard without overextending and having to bear the brunt of an enemy attack. The two large and single medium hardpoints are aligned along the ship's central axis, making them suitable for fixed weapons. All small and large hardpoints are also placed above the cockpit, with only the medium hardpoint underneath. Landing gear extends from beneath the front of the ship's hull and the two rear engine nacelles, which rotate. The ship also boasts three internal military compartments, allowing the pilot to equip a shield cell bank, hull reinforcements or module reinforcements.[2]

The Alliance Chieftain is most commonly available in Alliance systems. It requires no rank or reputation with the Alliance to purchase.

Purchase Locations Edit

System Station Date Seen Discount
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
Wolf 406 Hamilton Gateway March 12, 2018
Chelmen Emshwiller Hub 26 March, 18
Indaol Archer Settlement Feb. 27, 2018
Indaol Geronimo Feb. 27, 2018
CE Bootis Moskowitz Gateway Feb. 27, 2018
LP 128-32 Bulychev Hub Feb. 27, 2018
CN Bootis Sellings City Feb. 27, 2018
Ross 490 Dunyach Enterprise Feb. 27, 2018
Alioth Golden Gate Feb. 28, 2018
Alioth Irkutsk Feb. 28, 2018
Huokang Steiner City Feb. 28, 2018
G 139-21 Bixby Port Feb. 28, 2018
STF 1774 Hill Hub Feb. 28, 2018
Bragurom Du Pellegrino Station Mar. 2, 2018
LHS 2482 Bacigalupi Terminal Mar. 8, 2018
Aleumoxii Ferguson City Mar. 8, 2018
Beta Comae Berienices Gresley Port Mar. 18, 2018


Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Alliance Chieftain.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys C 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 6
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 6 6
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 5 5
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 6 6
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x16] C 4 4
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x32] E 5 6
Shield Generator E 5 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 2
BDS E 1 2
Military Compartments Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 4
Empty -- -- 4
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner


  • The Alliance Chieftain was released with the Chapter One (3.0) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond on February 27, 2018.




  1. Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Beta Announcement
  2. 2.0 2.1 Content Recap - Beyond Chapter One Livestream (18.01.2018) - Part 2 Recap
  3. GalNet: Lakon Releases Alliance Chieftain